Is Matcha Tea Good for Meditation?

Is Matcha Tea Good for Meditation?

by Robbie Page March 08, 2018

The Buzz in Zazen

Have you ever wanted to meditate, but didn’t know where to start?

Meditation is an approach to training the mind that can be practiced formally, but the main ideas apply beautifully to everyday life.

The intention is to not to get involved with thoughts or to judge them, but simply be aware of each mental note as it arises.

The ultimate benefit of meditation is liberation of the mind of the attachment to things it cannot control, such as external circumstances or strong internal emotions.

One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in meditation is a ‘monkey mind’, characterized a mind racing with scattered and unfocused thoughts.

Lucky for us, matcha tea combats ‘monkey mind’ and help with focus in meditation practice.

In other words, matcha green tea puts the buzz into your zazen.

Is Matcha Tea Good for Meditation?

If you quietly and intentionally make your matcha tea, the ritual of preparing and drinking tea will become a meditation practice within itself. Using teatime as a form of meditation has been proven to enable busy people to fit this mindful practice into their lives.

In addition, matcha increases your ability to focus*. You can more easily clear the clutter from your mind and concentrate on the present moment. Some people put their attention on the tea itself. Being mindful of every sip and slowly drinking helps to pull your thoughts inward.

The Role of L-Theanine

At least part of the explanation of matcha’s role in this interesting state of mind is the very high concentration of L-theanine, which has been shown to reduce physiological and psychological stress. L-theanine improves cognition* and mood as it works with caffeine to promote relaxing alpha waves in the brain. You know what else produces alpha waves in the brain? Meditation!

How to Prepare Matcha Tea?

Add enough water to the powder to make a thin, smooth paste using a traditional bamboo whisk. If you must, add sweetener, but try and keep it to a minimum. If you plan to add milk, heat and froth the milk, then pour that froth into your tea. If you decide to skip the milk entirely, top off your whisked green tea shot with more water.

Practice Kindness

Remember — just because meditation is a simple practice, it doesn’t mean that meditation is easy. Be kind to yourself. It’s ok if you don’t get it the first times you try. If you find that your thoughts are all over the place most of the time, that’s ok. We all are still working on the process of letting go. Don’t give up!

Your mind doesn't deserve to be cluttered. Find focus at last with Tenzo Tea's organic matcha powder!

*The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Robbie Page
Robbie Page

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Robbie is the Matcha Man. He grew to be 7 feet tall due in large part to the outrageous amount of Green Tea he drank as a kid. Now he loves to share his wisdom for the Healthiest Drink on the Planet.


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